Monday, September 3

Good Eating Monday: Coffee Mug Cake!

Today is our Wedding Anniversary! 30 years strong!
So, we're having a day of celebration at a local water park!
Today's topic is a coffee mug cake recipe. First, I'll give you the  original recipe, followed by suggestions for how I make this quickie dessert a little lower fat:
Chocolate Coffee Mug Cake 
Spray the inside of 1 regular mug with oil spray.
In a small bowl combine:
4 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsop chocolate chips
                                                        Dash of Vanilla
Mix the above ingredients together, pour into a regular, oil sprayed mug and cook in a 1000 watt microwave exactly 3 minutes. Cake will rise out of mug during cooking, then will sink again once done. Pour into a dish an enjoy---or split with a friend. Serves 1 or 2.
 The Lower-Fat Version
4 Tbsp Splenda
4 Tbsp wheat flour
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 egg (or substitute an equal amount of Eggbeaters)
3 Tbsp Low-fat milk or skim milk.
3 Tbsp Natural Applesauce
2 Tbsp chocolate chips (or a mix of choc & peanutbutter chips is nice.)
1 Tbsp of either raisins, dates, nuts or shredded coconut, your choice.
Dash of vanilla.
Same cooking directions.
(A lower watt microwave will, of course, need a slightly longer cooking time. )
This is great for those moments after dinner when you want something sweet, but don't want anything you'll have to eat for days.
It makes a simple, quick dessert without any baking that you can split and not have any leftovers!

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